Coming out, in the closet, to be closeted, are terms that are becoming more and more known in Romania among non-LGBTQI + people, maybe due to the fact that there is more representation and portrayal of the community in movies and tv series, articles or news about artists on the Internet.
We all have our stories coming out, about friendship and community, about pain and resilience, about acceptance and love. Each story is unique, and they all bring us together, closer to each other, regardless if and when we made our coming out and what that means to us, whether we are part of the LGBTQI + community or not. These stories make us vulnerable and strong at the same time. Not all of us are out, not all of us want this, some of us are out in some groups and not in others, and some of us are still looking for the language, shape and context to come out to those close to them.
For those who want to come out, for those who want to support others in this process, for those who want to celebrate it, together with identity.education we have created a means to do so through our #freshoutofthecloset candle.
50% of the proceeds will be donated to identity.eduction to support their programs.
Lime – because it’s bitter and sharp and straight forward. Just like those first words you are about to say. There isn’t a right or wrong way to say it and usually you just go for it, you let it out in tears, gasps and panic.
Mango – because it’s exotic and warm like sunshine. Because it’s embracing the lime like a sweet hug. Not all of us have yet received this kind of reaction after coming out, but it’s the kind of reaction you get from the ones that really love you. That warm, reassuring embrace, that tells you they will love you no matter what.
And then we have the bubbly notes, like melon, pineapple and peach, almost reminiscent of bubblegum – because coming out is a relief, it’s like being reborn, like being a kid again, careless and free.
hand poured in small batches
250g / 8 oz.
~ 40h burn time